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John Arton
12th March 2017, 08:02 PM
All my time at sea I never heard the word "thingy" used. No one ever said "our next cargo was thingy", or "turn on the thingy".
It was always "next cargo is coal, iron ore " etc. and I was told to "switch on the echo sounder" or some other named article.
Now retired and living in a household full of females I am constantly being asked to "pass me the thingy", "where did you put the thingy that turns on",
you name it, the "thingy" is used to describe all and everything that we use/eat/go to etc. every day and it DRIVES ME MAD.
And I bet this thingy will make you spit also.
rgds
JA (just done an online test and told my education level is PHD, which is a pity as I have no idea what that thingy is)

cappy
12th March 2017, 08:33 PM
###a mate of mine had an awful rash on his thingy ......but the penecillin made it better ......cappy

vic mcclymont
12th March 2017, 08:34 PM
Is a thingy related to a whatdaeamacallit and thingamajig?
Regards
Vic

cappy
12th March 2017, 08:42 PM
Is a thingy related to a whatdaeamacallit and thingamajig?
Regards
Vic###yes but they are not proper thingys.....cappy

Jim Brady
12th March 2017, 08:47 PM
You are giving somebody a hand and he says pass me the how's your father,how do you deduce from that what it is he wants,but funny enough you always pass him what it is he wants.
Regards.
Jim.B.

John F Collier
12th March 2017, 08:56 PM
They even made a song about it, "GIMME THAT THING" in the 70s I think. John F

Keith at Tregenna
12th March 2017, 10:18 PM
There was a man who really took care of his body.

He lifted weights and jogged 8 miles everyday. One day, he took a look in the mirror and noticed that he was tanned all over except for his thingy.

So he decided to do somthing about it. He went down to the beach completly undressed himself and buried himself in the sand except for his thingy which he left sticking up.

Two older ladies were strolling along the beach one using a cane. Upon seeing the thingy sticking up from the sand she began to move it around with her cane remarking to the other lady, there is just no justice in the world. The other lady asked wat she meant

She said when i was 20 i was curious about it when i was 30 i enjoyed it when i was 40 i begged for it when i was 50 i paid for it when i was 60 i prayed for it when i was 70 i forgot about it Now i am 80 and the damn things are growing wild on the beach.

Ron B Manderson
12th March 2017, 10:43 PM
Of course you know what the thingy is it's the thingy thing. I don't know some people
Ron the batcave
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A sore finger is a sore thingy, but alas a sore thingy may not be a sore finger . As they say.
Hope that helps
Ron the batcave

happy daze john in oz
13th March 2017, 05:33 AM
They even made a song about it, "GIMME THAT THING" in the 70s I think. John F


Was very popular with first class wingers on UCL I have heard.

thomas michael
13th March 2017, 06:45 PM
reply john arton

I'm sure gracie fields used to sing that.
tom:rolleyes:

Ron B Manderson
14th March 2017, 10:22 AM
yes she sang about the thingymabob.
We all know what that was
Ron the batcave

Keith Tindell
14th March 2017, 11:04 AM
Was it Chuck berry who sang *playing with my dingaling*, believe it was banned here in UK, kt

John F Collier
14th March 2017, 12:30 PM
I remember gimme that thing song being used on the telly during the 1970 world cup, they used speeded up football clips
and continually put them on forward and reverse to the music and lyrics of gimme that thing, it was very funny at the time. JF

Keith at Tregenna
14th March 2017, 12:38 PM
I Still See That Tackle By Moore: The Joy Of Mexico 70

If this World Cup coming up can give me just a tiny little bit of the things I got from my first then I for one am not going to complain about the state of the modern game with all its faults.

I Still See That Tackle By Moore: The Joy Of Mexico 70 - The Daisy Cutter (http://www.thedaisycutter.co.uk/2014/05/i-still-see-that-tackle-by-moore-the-joy-of-mexico-70/)

John F Collier
14th March 2017, 01:15 PM
England's 1970 Mexico world cup was marred by the false allegation of Bobby Moore stealing a bracelet, he was a brilliant
footballer and captain for England. John F

thomas michael
14th March 2017, 03:42 PM
reply john f collier

your right its like scousers when they are caught bang to rights they always say it was not them.
tom

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keith tindell
yes you are correct
trouble with chuck berry was that he was arrested some years ago for being a paedophile, always asking for young girls to play with his dingaling.
true story
tom

John F Collier
14th March 2017, 05:02 PM
Hi Tom, in Bobby Moore's case he was "in the words of the police" set up by the jewelry shop owner, there was two
theories, one was it was for publicity for the shop the other was that the jeweler had taken money and made the claim
to unsettle the England team, it wasn't just Bobby Moore it was also Bobby Charlton but somebody said they saw Moore
put the bracelet in his pocket, they discovered later that the bracelet was being shifted around by the local crooks.
Regarding scousers, I wouldn't know as unfortunately there are tea leafs and low lifes in every community. cheers John F

thomas michael
14th March 2017, 06:30 PM
reply john f collier

hi john, its just my wicked sense of humour , trying to stir things
tom

Keith at Tregenna
14th March 2017, 06:40 PM
The Pipkins - Gimme Dat Ding

Singer Tony Burrows told the story of the song to Mojo magazine August 2010: "It was written for a children's TV programme called Oliver In The Underworld. "Freddie Garrity (of Freddie and the Dreamers) was the artist. It was the only song Freddie didn't do on the album, Roger Greenaway and I were booked to do backing vocals for the album at Abbey Road. Basically we made (Ding) in the studio. It was a conversation between a metonome and a pianola - the metronome had lost its click, so it was originally called Gimme Dat Click. But that wouldn't sing, so we changed it."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aZ-Y5YvkxY

John F Collier
14th March 2017, 07:03 PM
reply john f collier

hi john, its just my wicked sense of humour , trying to stir things
tom

I understand Tom, my sense of humour isn't wicked it's just plain twisted :cool:. John F